Note: Although in this case
the UFO does not apparently interact with the snow, it does show that the UFO
had not landed (no marks in the snow), so this is also of value in
determining the UFOs height in an obscure viewing situation.-CF-
Mysterious Unidentified Object Sighted in South Country
.......Wilfred Tremblay and his
wife are careful to avoid the term "Flying Saucer" or
"Spaceship" when, they try to describe what they saw near their
house recently, but the object they saw seems to defy any natural
explanation. Whatever they saw, in any event, has had a lot of people around
the county talking about flying saucers and without doubt has caused them to
be a little more watchful at night in hopes of spotting the
"object" once again.
The story all began a week ago Monday
night Jan. 9. The Tremblays, who farm in the
south country about 40 miles south of Malta,
were preparing to go to bed shortly after nine o'clock when they were warned
of something strange going on by the barking
of their dog.
who was sitting on the edge of his bed, looked out the east window of their
home and immediately saw what seemed to be causing the dog to be alarmed. It
was a large object, rectangular in shape, with glowing red light all along
the bottom and a larger amber light at the top, evidently toward the forward
portion of the object in the direction it was moving. It was moving steadily
from north to east, evidently at a high 'rate of speed.
At first Tremblay believed it was a semi-trailer rig
moving down the main graded road, which runs in the same general direction,
but the object covered the three or four mile stretch in less than a minute .
. . without any visible headlights!
Also the direction it seemed to be
travelling (sic) didn't exactly coincide with the direction of the road. It
was very dark and quiet that night and normally sounds of trucks and other
vehicles on the road are clearly audible. The road is several miles east of
Tremblay's house. The Tremblays didn't hear a sound!
In the short time the object was in sight it was
difficult to determine exactly how far away the object was as they didn't
know its size.
In less than a minute the "thing" traveled the
eastern portion of the visible horizon, disappeared momentarily, arid
reappeared in a southeasterly direction from the house. It had stopped and
appeared to be standing in a field near the Bruce Long place, which is only a
short distance southeast of Tremblays, now appearing as only a red glowing
object and not nearly as long as when it, was first sighted in the east. This
led Tremblays to believe that they were now watching the object from either
the front or the rear.
The object stayed in the same place for about an hour.
During this time Tremblays viewed it through binoculars and were still unable
to determine its size or shape, the red glow being the distinguishing
After watching it for about an hour the Tremblays say the
red object suddenly began to get smaller, as if it were moving away at a high
rate of speed, and suddenly it disappeared completely.
During all this
time the object had been viewed by
Wilfred Tremblay, his wife and two children. They admit they were a little
frightened by the unknown object. They debated among themselves as to whether
they should leave the house and investigate, but decided against it. The
Bruce Longs were not at home at the time and the Tremblays were watching out
for their place. The next morning Wilfred lined up from his house the area
where the object had stayed for an extended time and pinned the area down to
a field east of the Long home and west of the main graded road. He checked this whole area
over carefully and found no tracks in the snow whatsoever, and no other
evidence of any kind that there had been anything in the area. "There
were no tracks, no signs, nothing," according to Wilfred.
What Was It ?
Mr. and Mrs. Tremblay, when they
talked with the News reporter Tuesday afternoon, still hadn't any idea as to
what they had seen. They said they had thought about nearly everything
conceivable that it could have been, but some aspect of each possibility
ruled out what they had seen.
Wilfred states that he didn't realize
how excited people would get over the happening, but "if I had to do it
over again I still wouldn't go out and investigate the thing when it was
parked, not at night at least . . . maybe in the daytime."
One of the aspects of the sighting
that makes it hard to determine what it was, is the fact that it was so dark
that night and the horizon was not definite. Whether the object was traveling on the ground or not
when first sighted traveling to the south is hard to determine. The
speed with which it was traveling, and the fact that there' were no
headlights of any kind, seem to rule out any type of land traveling vehicle.
Not knowing exactly how far away the object was makes it hard to determine
its size. The Tremblays stated that when they watched it through the
binoculars after it landed, it "took up a good part of the field of view
through the glasses."
The Tremblays’ two children at home,
Karen, 9, and George, 13, were quite excited by the whole affair. Wilfred
says that George was inclined to go out and investigate the object after it became
stationary, but his father vetoed the idea. "We had recently seen a
television interview with people who had said they had come in close contact
with a flying saucer of some sort, and it left just about enough doubt in our
minds that we didn't think it was too wise to check it .out very
The Tremblays have 'already come in
for some kidding from their neighbors about the episode, but Wilfred says he
has dished out some joshing in his time and he guesses it is his turn to be
on the receiving end for awhile.
It's hard to say what the object was
that the Tremblays saw that dark winter night, but the News writer is
convinced they saw something, just what we don't know, but they saw something
that is very tough to try to explain as an ordinary happening.
This reference: News clip from the
“Phillips County News” issued Thursday January19, 1967
Thanks to THE J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/
for providing the copy.
UFOCAT PRN - 92775
UFOCAT URN – News clip from the
“Phillips County News” issued Thursday January19, 1967
UFOCAT URN – 092775 APRO
Bulletin, January 1967, p. 8
UFOCAT URN –
076640 GEPA – Phenomenes
Spatiaux, June 1967
UFOCAT URN –
075607 UFO Nachtrichten, February
UFOCAT URN – 043209 Special
report on 1968 cases by Parrick Huyghe © 1969
UFOCAT URN – 071364 Flying
Saucer Review, March 1971, p. 26.
UFOCAT URN – 134890 A Geo-Bibliography of
Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0268, © 1980
UFOCAT URN – 057257 Etudes Statistiques Portant sur 1000
Temoignag, Claude Poher, #0207
North America – United States,
48-21-35 N, Longitude 107-52-25 W (D-M-S) [Malta-East]